Role of stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in pediatric brain tumors

Simon S. Lo, Achilles J. Fakiris, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Mark A. Henderson, Eric L. Chang, John H. Suh, Robert D. Timmerman

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Abstract

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in childhood. Surgery and/or fractionated radiotherapy are conventional treatment modalities. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) are advanced radiation therapy techniques that have been frequently used in adults with brain tumors but they are less frequently used in pediatric patients. SRS and FSRT can potentially add to the armamentarium against brain tumors in children. This article will review the role of SRS and FSRT in the management of pediatric brain tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalExpert review of neurotherapeutics
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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